Medical &Health

Khaleda discharged from hospital

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia got back home on Sunday from the capital’s Evercare Hospital after treatment for 26 days for various health complications.

She was released from the hospital around 5pm as per the advice of the medical board formed for her treatment.

The BNP chief reached her Gulshan residence, Firoza, around 5:35pm.

Earlier, her late son Arafat Rahman Koko’s wife Syeda Sharmila Rahman Sithi went to the hospital to bring Khaleda back home.

Party senior leaders, including secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, received Khaleda at her Firoza house as she got down from her vehicle holding one hand of Sithi.

Later, talking to reporters, Fakhrul said Khaleda returned home as she is now doing well. “We express gratitude to the Almighty Allah.”

He said the BNP chief also thanked people for their prayers seeking her recovery.

Her personal physician Dr AZM Zahid Hossain said the medical board formed at Evercare Hospital again suggested sending Khaleda to any advanced centre for treatment.

“The doctors of the medical board of Evercare Hospital have again recommended Khaleda to go to any developed country outside Bangladesh for her further treatment, follow-up at a multi-disciplinary advanced development centre… she needs very good qualitative medical treatment,” he said.

Like her family members and the country’s people, Zahid said Khaleda also wants her proper treatment. “That’s why she has urged you all to pray for her.”

He said Khaleda’s health condition needs to be monitored very carefully as she has many health issues.

On October 12, Khaleda Zia was admitted to Evercare Hospital for the second time with fever and some other health problems.

On October 25, the BNP chief underwent a surgery and biopsy test at Evercare Hospital as she had a small lump in one part of her body. Doctors said the biopsy report did not show any signs of cancer.

The BNP chief has been undergoing treatment under a medical board formed earlier. Her doctors said she has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, ophthalmological and dental complications.

Her family applied to the government twice in May and August this year seeking permission to take her abroad for better treatment, but the government turned it down saying there is no scope for a convicted person to avail of such a scope.

On April 27, Khaleda was admitted to Evercare Hospital with Covid infections.

She received treatment there until June 19 for post-Covid complications and some other underlying health problems.

Source: United News of Bangladesh